Month: February 2013

February 28, 2013
Reflections on the art and risks of conference planning

So when one of the industry delegates asked over dinner if conference organising was my main job, I had to confess. The HNA meeting in Oxford was the first meeting I’d organised. Well, confession is good for the soul. I’ve worked at or helped out on lots of conferences over many years but this was …

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February 18, 2013
How do you see the future of haemophilia nursing?

Last year, we asked HNA members to complete a Survey Monkey questionnaire that aimed to reveal more about members, their banding, educational needs and so on. The results will be presented at HNA in Oxford this week, and will be summarised in a newsletter that you’ll find in your delegate bag (we’ll post it on …

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February 10, 2013
Of tortoises, hares, and future hopes and fears

Good report in Nature Medicine this week summarizing how the future landscape in haemophilia care is likely to change as the new long-acting products come through. (It gets the report for bad headline pun of the week: “The clot thickens for long-lasting drugs that stop hemophilia short”). It contains a table showing the current US regulatory …

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February 4, 2013
We all need suspicious minds

What do you think when a patient presents to your clinic with blood in the urine? Do you think bleeding disorder or do you investigate for something more sinister? Most people do not seek medical advice soon enough when they see blood in their urine, even though almost 1 in 5 will have a urinary …

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